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Franklin’s Lost Expedition, and the mummies it left behind

May 19, 1845
England
The doomed Franklin Expedition begins its journey

The expedition was intended to find the Northwest Passage, a sea route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans through the Arctic north of Canada. 270 more words

1800s

We Cannot Control The Movements Of Storm Clounds

Last night there must have been a terrific storm performing.  I heard rain hammering down above my rooms and grand cracks and crashes of thunderous fury.  757 more words

Mount St Helens eruption

May 18, 1980
Washington
Mount Saint Helens erupts in the deadliest volcanic event in US history

The blast directly killed an estimated 57 people, indirectly killed 2 from poor visibility caused by the ash and 2 from hearts attacks from shoveling ash, caused $1.1 billion in damage, left a crater in the north side of the mountain, caused the largest recoded landslide in history, scorched hundreds of square miles of land, and killed thousands of wild animals. 131 more words

Disasters

A Titanic Effort Brings A Tragedy To Life...

I am continuing documenting our visit to the LEGO exhibition in Te PaPa, Wellington, New Zealand in the last week of December 2017.

I often use Wikipedia for research in my posts, and it’s usual that I edit these to make the text fit the style and length of my posts. 581 more words

PHOTOGRAPHY

DOWN THE DRAIN

What happens, happens. We can delude ourselves into thinking that we’re in control, but we’re not. Not even close. Things will work out the way they’re going to. 996 more words

Creative Writing

Emergency Preparedness is a Team Effort!

Contributed by Hoang Tran, Director of Archives

Preparing for a disaster is one of the most important things a museum can do to safeguard collections. Preparation ensures the museum has the knowledge, skills, and abilities to fulfill its role as stewards of collections. 1,199 more words

Behind The Scenes

We Cannot Control The Movements of Kamikaze Squirrels

Have you ever had one of those days where everything goes wrong?  You seem to have worked hard all day and accomplished precious little.  Despite the best made plans, your efforts are thwarted and your hard work is sabotaged even by the most unlikely of candidates.  1,904 more words